Daily Archives: February 21, 2011

Mondial: Atat de Frageda, Mihai Eminescu

Atât de fragedă…Mihai Eminescu 

Atât de fragedă, te-asameni
Cu floarea albă de cireş,
Şi ca un înger dintre oameni
În calea vieţii mele ieşi.

Abia atingi covorul moale,
Mătasa sună sub picior,
Şi de la creştet pân-în poale
Pluteşti ca visul de uşor.

Din încreţirea lungii rochii
Răsai ca marmura în loc –
S-atârnă sufletu-mi de ochii
Cei plini de lacrimi şi noroc.

O, vis ferice de iubire,
Mireasă blândă din poveşti,
Nu mai zâmbi! A ta zâmbire
Mi-arată cât de dulce eşti,

Cât poţi cu-a farmecului noapte
Să-ntuneci ochii mei pe veci,
Cu-a gurii tale calde şoapte,
Cu-mbrăţişări de braţe reci.

Deodată trece-o cugetare,
Un văl pe ochii tăi fierbinţi:
E-ntunecoasa renunţare,
E umbra dulcilor dorinţi.

Te duci, ş-am înţeles prea bine
Să nu mă ţin de pasul tău,
Pierdută vecinic pentru mine,
Mireasa sufletului meu!

Că te-am zărit e a mea vină
Şi vecinic n-o să mi-o mai iert,
Spăşi-voi visul de lumină
Tinzându-mi dreapta în deşert.

Ş-o să-mi răsai ca o icoană
A pururi verginei Marii,
Pe fruntea ta purtând coroană –
Unde te duci? Când o să vii?

Henry Miller: What Did He Mean By That?

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Da Capo:
“If there were a man who dared say all that he thought of this world there would not be left him a square foot of ground to stand on.”
Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer (1934)
🙂 🙂 🙂

Louis Armstrong: On the Sunny Side Of the Street

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Who else could communicate so much, with a unique voice, and a trumpet.
Jazz has a liberating effect from the shadows of the other side of the street, the side of the sorrows prosecution and cold of the disconnect from the reality of world. How much money buys happiness: And what is happiness to star with?
How much more happiness can you buy today, how much will you pay tomorrow? and where is this magical place, outside of one’s soul, where happiness was ever for sale. Do you see what I mean? This reminds me of some passages from Henry Miller novels, which you can read @ http://www.henry-miller.com/narrative-literature/henry-miller-quotes.html.

It takes guts to independently think on your own and express in any way what you’re thinking about the Sunny Side Of The Street, that unique One Way Street known to us all as “Life”.
If happiness costed money, let me tell you: There would be very few, if any on that Sunny Side Of The Street…:

So put on a happy face…

🙂 🙂 🙂

Willie Nelson – On The Sunny Side Of The Street

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

On The Sunny Side Of The Street lyrics

Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh

Grab your coat and get your hat

Leave your worry on the doorstep
Just direct your feet
To the sunny side of the street

Can’t you hear a pitter-pat
And that happy tune is your step
Life can be so sweet
On the sunny side of the street

I used to walk in the shade
With those blues on parade
But now I’m not afraid
This rover crossed over
If I’d never have a cent
I’d be rich as Rockefeller
Going to set my feet
On the sunny side of the street

This song helped me to go on hoping: It never let me down, it always made me remember to be my best friend: I hope it will do the same for you.

Ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_the_Sunny_Side_of_the_Street

When you leave for a trip: Take Johnny Cash With You…

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Waiting for a Train
recorded by Johnny Cash
written by Jimmie Rodgers
C       G7     C     C7   F       Fm    C
All around the water tank waiting for a train
  F              C         Am   D7              G7
A thousand miles away from home sleeping in the rain
  C         G7   C        C7      F          Fm      C
I walked up to a brakeman just to give him a line of talk
   F                  C          D7                 G7
He said if you’ve got money I’ll see that you don’t walk
C              G7    C      C7    F           E7
Well I haven’t got a nickel not a penny can I show
   F                C                   D7          G7     C
He said get off you railroad bum and he slammed the boxcar door

 G7      C      G7     C    C7  F      Fm     C
Well he put me off in Texas a state I dearly love
    F                    C             D7             G7
The wide open spaces all around me the moon and stars above
C      G7       C       C7     F         Fm      C
Nobody seems to want me nor to lend me a helping hand
    F              C             D7             G7    
I’m on my way from Frisco heading back to Dixie Land
C        G7      C     C7  F                   E7
My pocketbook is empty my heart is full of sins
      F              C              D7           G7    C
I’m a thousand miles away from home just waiting for a train

A word and a song to a traveling friend:

“Just tell yourself that you’ll listen a lot, and look around a lot, and breath in a lot of cleaner air. You’ll make new friends, and you’ll strengthen friendships you already have. Take many photos and a notebook, and write your voyage journal. You’ll feel a little sadness, coming back, just when you started to enjoy it more and more. You’ll promise yourself, and somebody you’re leaving behind here and there, that you’ll be back soon, even if you feel that you may never go back.
Be hopeful, it is really all that we can own in life, hope, and don’t forget to take your best friend with you: Yourself.

And now, Way Well, Friend.”